I am grateful to Pique for offering products that fit my lifestyle and health priorities. Before I purchased this I read some reviews that indicated poor taste, but I like the flavor of this tea: very smooth. It does have a mushroom-y taste because it is a mushroom tea, but it is not overly strong. I could see if you're a person that does not like mushrooms it could be a challenge, but I find the taste pleasing and maybe very mildly sweet. I like this Reishi tea well enough that I added the Chaga to my current order and I'm excited to try that one as well. With all the health benefits of Reishi and Chaga mushrooms, these teas offer a simple and enjoyable way to integrate them into my daily practice. Thank you!